When I watched DBZ and Pokemon, I didn't know what anime was. I classified them as 'cartoons'. It started at around age 14, when a friend showed me GiTS. Then I watched the Armitage series, as well as the Animatrix, and I had been playing Initial D version 2 in the arcade when my friend showed me it was based on a manga. So, as a 14 year old who disliked social events does, I spent a lot of my spare time reading manga in borders. I ended up downloading Samurai Champloo, and really enjoyed it. Fast forward to mid-2006, when someone showed me 4chan. Now here I am with you lot.